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August 29th, 2018 at 06:02 am

Yesterday was a peak savings day -- if I reduce my electricity usage, I get a credit on my bill. I have done this three times already this month. The first time I didn't get any savings because it was really hot and I ran my air conditioners. But the next two times I got credits between $3 and $4. Not much, but every bit adds up! Yesterday, I turned off my air and I got pretty miserable, as it was not only hot but humid. I had sweat running down my face! But I stuck it out, and turned on the air the minute the time was up. I'll see in a few days whether I saved anything this time.

It would have been a no-spend day yesterday, but I sent $30 to my granddaughter's kindergarten fundraiser. I don't like those things, but I wanted to be fair, since I have supported my grandsons' school fundraisers in the past.

Variables are at 49%, and I have four weeks to go. But I have done some stocking up on food and pet supplies. I hope I can keep the spending lower now. I know I will have to make one more grocery run for perishables and basics like butter, eggs, etc. I still have to mail a birthday present to my Florida grandson. I have a bunch of Matchbox cars I got at a garage sale, all still in the package. I will send those along with a $10 bill.

I'm supposed to meet friends for a shopping day in northern Indiana next weekend, but I don't plan to do much shopping, just socializing. I'm sure we'll be eating lunch out, too.

I got more pictures taken yesterday for eBay. Just a few more to go. I have a few silver items which are tarnished, so I guess I have to get some silver polish to make them look good. BFF is planning on coming up this weekend to help me through the process of getting the info online. I'll be glad to get this done so I can reclaim my dining room table.

4 Responses to “Whew!”

  1. snafu Says:

    Since you will need such a small amount of silver polish to clean tarnished items, would you consider asking local DIL or BFF, even a neighbour if they would share. Once the items are sold you'll no longer need the specialized cleaner. If the items can be soaked in boiling water there are home made solutions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ncqKk0YHCk

  2. Carol Says:

    I had the same thought as snafu. Borrow some silver polish. I've had the same jar for over ten years, either too little silver or too little po!ishing! ☺

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Too late! I was so much on the ball, I bought some right away. I'm pretty sure, though, that neither DIL nor BFF has ever polished silver. And my neighbors -- well, they come and go, and I don't know them that well.

    I did have some in my cleaning supplies, but it was completely dried up. I'll close the lid a little tighter, now that I know it can last ten years!

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    It sounds like you made good headway with the pictures. I have sold two of the three items I listed - but need to get on the ball and get a bunch more listed.

    I remember polishing my parents set of silverware and silver dishes. Kind of fun … but also not something I'd want to do very often. Smile

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